‘A veritable encyclopedia of spinning know-how, this book has the beginner in mind, but experienced spinners will find plenty of helpful new tips. Janet is an experienced teacher – her comprehensive instructions allow new spinners to get started with the minimum of equipment and give those who have a wheel already a full understanding of its operation. The chapter on ‘other fibres’ offers a wealth of information about fibres as diverse as yak and SeaCell, as well as information on the preparation and spinning of silk. With its wealth of information and encouraging approach, I would highly recommend this book to any spinner’ Review, Spin-Off Magazine. 224 pages, £12.95. Buy from our partner, the Centre for Alternative Technology.